Friday April 18th, 2014
Friday April 18th, 2014
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Confab: Stop engaging governors, concentrate, delegate tells Jonathan

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THERE was a mild drama on Wednesday at the National Conference when President of the Court of Appeal and a delegate representing Katsina State, Justice Mamman Nasir urged President Goodluck Jonathan to see himself as a leader, who should swallow insults and stop engaging state governors in war of words

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PDP, APC must unite to crush Boko Haram — Okonkwo

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Sen. Annie Okonkwo

Boko Haram is the worst thing that has happened to this country and we must do something about it. Sometimes, I get baffled that: why can’t we as a nation go in and smoke them out once and for all? Whatever we can do to smoke all the Boko Haram out, let us do it and know that nobody talk about Boko Haram anymore.

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No one can steal my mandate — Fayemi

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Fayemirally

Speaking at a campaign rally at Epe, Moba Local Government, Fayemi told the people not to be scared of the antics of vote-riggers because the people’s votes would be adequately protected.
“Don’t let anyone scare you. We will protect our votes. No one can steal my mandate,” he said.

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PDP: Former envoy, speaker, 7 others eye running mate slot

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Fayose-campaign

NO fewer than nine members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State have signified their interest to be running mate to former Governor of the State, Mr Ayo Fayose in the June 21 governorship election

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Why I support Fayose — Sen Arise

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Sen. Arise

Now, I have decided to support Mr. Ayo Fayose because that is whom my party has supported to be the candidate of the PDP. The PDP has come up with a candidate but it does not make the process the best and I am not ready to go to another party. I am not going to APC or Labour. I will support Fayose to become the next governor of Ekiti State.

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I’m not anti-Jonathan — Nwabueze

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Jonathan, Nwabueze

LEGAL icon and Chairman of The Patriots, Professor Ben Nwabueze (SAN), has dismissed as unfounded comments that he is opposed to President Goodluck Jonathan giving his stance on the on-going National Conference and whether or not the president should seek re-election to drive further his transformation agenda.

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I’ll bring govt closer to the people—Bamidele

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Rep. Opeyemi Bamidele

The Labour Party Governorship Candidate, Mr. Michael Opeyemi Bamidele, has assured the people of Ikole local council that he would ensure ward delineations in order to bring government closer to those in the rural areas, if elected.

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Day Fayemi stormed Okemesi

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Governor Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday, took his re-election campaigns to Okemesi in Ekiti West local council, where he promised welfare packages for students and teachers in Ekiti State.

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Old people to Fayemi: Our prayers ‘ll keep you in office

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Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State

Beneficiaries of the monthly stipends to old people under the Fayemi administration’s Social Security Scheme have pledged to vote for Dr Kayode Fayemi for a second term.

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Why UK is interested in this election — British High Commission

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Fayemi, Fayose and Bamidele

THE Head of Politics, British High Commission in Nigeria, Mr. Paul Edward, has given reasons the British Government is showing more interest in the conduct of free and fair election in Nigeria and other parts of the world.

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Fayose, Bamidele, no match for Fayemi — Sen Ojudu

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Sen Ojudu.

We have no doubt that the outcome of the election will be in our favour. The governor has worked hard to bring about positive change in the state. It is what everyone can see, touch and feel.

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Bamidele tasks INEC on violence

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Rep. Opeyemi Bamidele

The Labour Party Governorship Candidate, Hon Opeyemi Bamidele has expressed concern over increasing reports of politically motivated attacks and assaults on opposition members in the state and called on the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Attahiru Jega, to invoke its enormous power and sanction those breaching the electoral law.

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PDP: Aggrieved aspirants to be compensated if….

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*Ayo Fayose

AT last, there are plans to compensate all the aggrieved governorship aspirants in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who lost out to the partyfs standard bearer, Mr. Ayo Fayose.

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2015 Senatorial Election: Heavyweights line up for Kogi East

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Governor Ibrahim Idris

LESS than one year to the general elections, the question of who represents Kogi East Senatorial District in the Senate is generating lots interest.

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South West: Labour Party makes inroad

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Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko

WHEN the Labour Party (LP) was registered, not many gave it a chance. The party was formed in 2002 by the Nigerian Labour Congress and ever since it has proved critics wrong by not only surviving but also winning some electoral laurels.

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We’ll be worse off, if confab fails to restructure Nigeria — Uko

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Ukoh

Patriotic and deep thinking compatriots who agitated for a national conference of ethnic nationalities, whose decisions will be affirmed at a referendum in order to produce a new constitution, had only one thing in mind: A new, better, united and equitable Nigeria. They wanted a fair, progressive Nigeria to emerge. They wanted to put behind all the vices and evils that have held us down as a nation.

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2015: Why Jonathan must run—Orubebe

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*Orubebe

Former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in Delta State, Elder Godsday Orubebe, in this interview, spoke on why President Goodluck Jonathan should be handed a second term in 2015 and his governorship pursuit among others.

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Face-off: Blame APC for violence — PDP; APC is a party of peace—Daramola

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Pastorpix

Publicity Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in Ekiti State, Pastor Kola Oluwawole accused the All Progressives Congress, APC, of unleashing mayhem on the PDP.

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ABIA 2015:Who succeeds Orji?

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*Gov Theodore Orji

RECENTLY, the murky water of Abia politics wasstirred by rumours that Governor Theodore Orji had endorsed one of his officials, Mr. Okezie Ikpeazu, as the state’s next governor. But the government swiftly denied the allegation before it got out of hand.

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The PDP, APC war in America

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APC-PDP

The policy forum on Nigeria’s plans and preparations for the 2015 round of elections in Washington D.C, USA, on Monday, presented Nigerian politicains as the lot quick to agree on the basic tenets of democracy, but, perhaps, only on foreign soil.

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2015 PDP constitution fully recognises power rotation in Delta – Okubor

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Okubor11

The key points of my manifesto are to revolutionalize employment generation in Delta State, embark on societal development, growth, ensure peace and justice. To achieve this, there is the need to, first and foremost, embark on industrialization across the state; and ensure that these industries are located in the areas where raw materials are produced.

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Critics of Aregbesola are anti-people — Bashiru

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ajibola-bashiru-pix

Our aim is to strengthen institutions. We want to entrench these institutions and make them viable. We are confident that when the people of Osun State give Aregbesola another four years, he would do more to strengthen some of these landmark achievements.

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2015: Nigerians won’t accept mistakes from INEC — Hon Shaibu

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Philip-Shuaibu-pix

Prof. Jega should know that he should write his name in gold. He is one man who has proven that he is a comrade. I want him to live up to his name as a comrade and one thing I like in him which we don’t want to hear again is that he admits mistakes. The Anambra election was one that he admitted the failure of INEC.

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House of Reps: The 2014 budget anti-climax

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SENATE1

At last, APC and PDP members in the House of Representatives, on Thursday, buried their differences and approved the 2014 budget proposals.

This came five months after the Presidency laid the budget for legislative deliberations on December 18,2013. The APC had vowed to block all executive bills.

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INEC: The parable of ignorance on steroids

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Jega-cartoon-2015

This report will show that there is a serious challenge of not only ineptitude and incompetence but also ethnicity, nepotism and perception of alleged partisanship in the conduct of the affairs of the legal department of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. The resultant consequence of this is that the Commission may be in danger of creating unintended problems for itself as the 2015 general elections approach. That is what Professor Attahiru Jega, INEC Chairman, insists would not happen. This is a first in a series in the build-up to next year’s elections.

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OSUN 2014: Aregbesola deserves a  second term —Onuoha

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Charles-Onuhoa

Can a right thinking man throw away gold and take silver? No. so let Osun people hold tight to the gold they are having. And I am using this forum to tell the non indigenes in Osun State especially the Igbos to massively support Aregbesola’s re-election bid.

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Edo APC ward congress: Inside story of how Oshiomhole’s consensus gospel failed in Edo South

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*Oshiomhole

The much awaited ward congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state held last Tuesday in Edo state but the echoes of the congress is still giving the party members a great concern ahead the 2015 general elections in the state.

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2015: Change is inevitable for Delta

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Ben-Enwose

Delta is the case of Nigeria where each ethic group feels marginalised or wants to be given opportunity to improve its area. Be that as it may, there is need for unity, fairness, equity, justice, and understanding amongst the ethnic groups. I don’t believe power should be begged for. It could be negotiated. There could be genuine agitation with enough conviction that there would be better dividends given the opportunity.

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Ekiti 2014: Ajayi emerges as Accord Party candidate

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File: Voter casting her vote

THE Accord Party yesterday, at its primaries, picked Mr Kole Ajayi as its candidate for the June 21 governorship elections.

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Council congresses: Will APC get it right tomorrow?

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Chief Bisi Akande

THOUGH the hiccups and controversies that trailed weekend’s ward congresses of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are yet to abate, the party will tomorrow hold its local council congresses across the country. Leaders of the party have resolved to go by the timetable the party issued for the congresses from the wards to the state level. And going by the timetable, the local council congresses to elect council executive committees will be held tomorrow while the state congresses come up on April 23.

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OSUN GUBER: How Omisore landed elusive ticket

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*Omisore

Followers of political events in Osun State were not surprised that Senator Iyiola Omisore won the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship primaries in the state. This is because it will be unfair to describe him as unprepared for the race among other contestants, given that he had long indicated interest to govern the state before other aspirants.

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South East PDP rally as Jonathan’s homecoming

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JOnathan-in-Imo

There is no doubt that for President Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan, the joy he derives from South East zonal rally of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP scheduled for Enugu on April 11, 2014 is akin to the joy in President Barack Obama any day he visits Kenya. This is because there was a country with four regions in which the present Enugu, Ebonyi, Anambra, Abia, Imo, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Rivers and Bayelsa states were known as the Eastern Region with Enugu as the administrative headquarters. Other regions were the Mid-West, the West and the North with their administrative headquarters in Benin, Ibadan and Kaduna respectively.

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